Kelly Smith

Reporter | West Metro
Phone: 612-673-4141
Kelly Smith covers west metro suburban cities including Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Excelsior, Osseo and Robbinsdale.

Recent content from Kelly Smith

Maple Plain censures mayor for ‘extreme anger,’ misconduct allegation

Leaders of the west-metro city of Maple Plain have stripped their mayor of most of his public duties due to...

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 10:59 PM

Anoka-Hennepin teachers to discuss strike authorization vote

On Monday, the teachers union will recommend its members vote on whether to authorize a strike after months of negotiating.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 07:18 PM

Wayzata City Council to vote on lakefront redevelopment concept plan

The council will vote on the 10-year vision for how the lakefront area could be transformed to boost revenue, tourism and access to the lake.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 05:01 PM

Minn. sues Eden Prairie nonprofit for misusing money meant for students

State suit against Eden Prairie educational foundation says its director diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars for himself.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 11:57 AM

Minn. study: Later school start boosts grades, attendance, moods

More high schools across Minnesota and the nation are starting later each morning — a move that could help teens...

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 11:46 PM

Rogers water main break fixed after it drained 2 million gallons

Two million gallons drained into a remote area, leaving nearby businesses without water until the break was found and repaired.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 09:19 PM

4 young friends die in crash on icy Hwy. 14

A car near Sleepy Eye slid into the path of an oncoming pickup truck in the second such deadly crash...

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Hottest ticket for Minnesotans? Anywhere far from the cold

Even more than usual in March, Minnesotans are desperate for a respite from relentless winter weather. They’re flocking to airline sites and travel agents with the same mission — to go anywhere warm. And with many school spring breaks at hand, a busy travel month is even busier.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 10:28 PM

Longtime Maple Grove police chief to retire in May

Maple Grove is looking for a new police chief.After 29 years with the Police Department, Chief David Jess is retiring...

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 10:43 AM

Community remembers five children killed in north Minneapolis fire

More than 200 people attended the emotional, nearly two-hour funeral.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 10:02 PM

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